Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Umbrage - Promo' CD 2007

Umbrage were a Japanese hardcore band, influenced by American mid 90s hardcore such as Birthright and Culture. This promotional release contains 3 tracks and was self-released in 2007. I don't know much about them other than they toured with Risen (90s vegan straight-edge metalcore featuring members of Birthright, from the USA) in Japan, and 4 members of the band out of five have x's either side of their names on the back cover. So, I'm not sure if they're fully edge or not. They're decent anyway. Lyrics are about thought deception from the state, how they manipulate our thought process and how everything we believe in is fake. For a demo this is pretty decent.

(This download also contains a scan of the lyrics sheet).

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